How to Apply and the Selection Process

How to Apply
EPI offers university scholarships to Ghanaian student of great financial need who, on the basis of academic achievement, intelligence, personal recommendations, and other supporting materials, can be considered “gifted.”

EPI only accepts applications from students accepted and registered at the University of Ghana, Accra, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, or the University of Development Studies in Tamale. Prospective candidates are required to visit the Student Aid office at one of these universities at the start of the fall semester to see if they qualify.

Scholarships are highly competitive and require the submission of a formal application which includes written essays describing why the applicant feels he/she should be considered for the program and how upon graduation he/she will make a difference within his or her home country. Finalists are interviewed by a panel consisting of EPI staff and personnel from the university they will be attending. Awards are granted once a year in the fall.

The following application is to be submitted to the Student Aid office of the University of Ghana, Accra, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, or the University of Development Studies only after pre-qualification. EPI does not review any applications directly.

Access the Educational Pathways Application here.

Selection Process
EPI recruits highly motivated, talented and deserving students, all of whom have overcome extraordinary challenges to complete secondary school. The characteristics EPI seeks in scholarship recipients include:

  • Demonstration of academic achievement and intelligence (including grades and achievement tests, academic awards and honors, substantive assessments by teachers, including letters of recommendation, as well as possession of a high number of characteristics outlined in EPI’s definition of Gifted Children (see resource material)
  • Unmet financial need (extremely limited family income and/or insufficient funds to cover most or all educational-related expenses)
  • The will to succeed (determination, perseverance, and success in other pursuits)
  • The ability to express oneself in writing
  • Focused career goals
  • Acceptance in one of EPI’s alliance universities